Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Beer Review #23
5% Alcohol/ Volume
Big Rock Brewery
American Pale Wheat Ale
Appearance: In the glass this beer is a nice gold color,
maybe a shade closer to orange than just
gold. Smells clean with sweet and fruity
notes, also a subtle hint of grass
Taste: On the tounge it is a nice beer, soft, slightly sweet
with a pleasant grassy body. There is a slight
lingering yeast flavor present, but it does not
take away from the beer. Try a slice of lemon or
lime to cut the yeast if that is not your thing.
Mouthfeel: Grasshopper is well balanced, crisp and light. The sweet up
front taste is nicely chased with a mild bitterness.
Beer Type: American Pale wheat ales are meant to be pale in color, light on
carbonation, low to mild bitterness and light on the tounge.
Grasshopper meets most of these requirements fairly well, but
strays a bit on color and carbonation
Drinkability: It is a nice beer, very drinkable, in the summer on a hot day or
with some friends in minus 40 wishing it was summer. Nice and
light, wont way you down, or overload the taste buds.
Score: 17.5/25 I have found Big Rock to make good beer that are tasty,
refreshing and affordable. If you like to try something a
little different a choice from Big Rock is a safe bet.